Scion – October 2022

Volume 32, Issue #10 – October 2022 It is finally October!  Cooler temps at last. From the (second) Big Freeze in February to the scorching 100+ temps of June and our Exceptional Drought, the year 2022 has been a year for determining plant survivability. Like many gardeners, I have narrowed my list of preferred plants based on who survived this …

Scion – September 2022

Volume 32, Issue #9 – September 2022 Fall is coming.   And finally, we have rain! This past summer has shown us, if nothing else, what plants can really survive: prolonged, extreme temperatures with only the tiniest sprinkles of rain. Cooler weather is in our future, and you know what that means … It’s time to get back into the garden! …

Scion – August 2022

Volume 32, Issue #8 – August 2022 My mind keeps drifting from the scorching dog days of summer to the fall planting season in San Antonio.  I not only yearn for more rain, cooler temperatures but the possibilities of our area’s second growing season.  Although it is the beginning of August, developing an action plan for the fall planting season …

Scion – July 2022

Volume 32, Issue #7 – July 2022 Welcome to July! Who would have thought that June was going to be the new August? These hot temps seem to be here to stay with no chances of rain in sight. If you follow us on our Facebook page, you will see some tips on how to cope with the drought-like weather …

Scion – June 2022

Volume 32, Issue #6 – June 2022  I am Kathann El-Amin, serving as the BCMG Treasurer for the fourth year. I retired in 2017 after working with and for non-profit organizations for over 25 years. In 2018, I applied to the Master Gardener program, something I had wanted to do for many years but had been unable to fit it …

Scion- May 2022

Volume 32, Issue #5 – May 2022   Hello to all!  My name is Nancy Mills and at the present time I am serving as one of the Members At Large for the 2022 BCMG Board.  I was part of the 63rd Intern class (2019) and became involved in a variety of volunteer activities. Some of these include the Children’s …

Scion- April 2022

Volume 32, Issue #4 – April 2022   I am Ronald “Butch” Lee, BCMG Board Secretary for 2022 and am honored to serve you and the local community.    After retiring from over 29 years in the Air Force and another 12 years as a civil servant, I started to dabble in gardening.  During an August 2018 trip to Israel, …

Scion- March 2022

Volume 32, Issue #3 – March 2022   Welcome to Spring…We keep hoping that the weather will be fine enough for us to finish clearing out the leaves and cutting back the frozen plants, to be ready for new growth to emerge.  I’m Judy Warren, the current BCMG Vice President.  If you are like me, you can’t wait for this …

Scion- February 2022

Volume 32, Issue #2 – February 2022   “The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” -William Cullen Bryant Welcome to February! While many of us are getting anxious for spring, we know we are not yet quite out of the woods for winter weather events. Now is a great time to take …

Scion- January 2022

Volume 32, Issue #1 – January 2022   “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” –Tony Robbins Happy New Year, BCMG! My name is Liana Benavides, Class 63, and I am honored to be serving as your President for 2022. As we enter this New Year, we are looking forward to doing more in-person activities. However, …